Mazhun has six years experience in professional content production and translation for nonprofits. He has a Bachelor’s in Economic Science from Ahmadu Bello University, proficiency certificates in Hausa and Arabic languages. He also possesses MOOC certificates in “Building State Capability” from Harvard Center for International Development and “Creativity Innovation & Change” from Pennsylvania State University. Mazhun is a professional web search analyst, open-source data miner and volunteer linguist. Mazhun has delivered volunteer localization works for Breast Cancer Self Awareness messages under Project PINK BLUE-Health & Psychological Trust Centre. In June 2016 in Kano, Mazhun organized a one-day regional training workshop on sustainable control of Tuta Absoluta tomato pest, sponsored by Russell IPM, London, for northern Nigerian farmers. Five years ago, Mazhun was the acting editor of Al-Ikhtiyar, a monthly Islamic social reform magazine. In his previous employment with a media communication firm, Mazhun acquired content production skills as a guest interviewer, scriptwriter, subtitle supervisor, and cultural adaptation specialist for various TV programs. Mazhun has authored two books, two academic papers, and a number of poems in literary magazines, along with many features in Leadership, The Nation, Daily Trust and News of Nigeria newspapers.
Host Organization: Center for Islam and Religious Freedom (CIRF)
Role at Host Organization: Mazhun will assist with research, education, media production, and advocacy working in partnership with Muslims who support religious freedom. He will take part in educational programs about religious freedom, provide advice about work in Nigeria and other areas, and assist with grant applications.